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, requires us all i think he rethink how we stand in the middle east. so tonight i'd like to talk about the three threats to the united states that emanate from the persian gulf. iran, saudi arabia, and what i call al qaeda -ism. in speaking tonight about the persian gulf, and the war against the islamist militancy emanating from there, i want to start with words george washington used to describe the new national governments responsibilities to ensure that americans clearly understand the threats they face at home and abroad. i am sure that the massive citizens of these united states meanwhile, washington told john j. in 1796. and i believe that they will always act will whenever they can update a right understanding of matters. let me say that i share washington's fate and he essentially sound common sense of american. except perhaps that of the coming generation whose male members seemed unable to figure out how to put a baseball cap on so the brim points forward. but i'm not saying saying that when a national government under either party is capable or even desirous of the actually
't dictators use the power of the internet the way the rebels do? we have the authority on dictators and data is my guest this week plus the ipad at work. employees want it. enterprise resists. reporters from "the financial times" and bbc this week on "press: here." >> my first guest is one of the few experts in that strange intersection between politics and the internet. a dictator, disaffected public and facebook all meet. it's been a lousy start to the year if you're a dictator. a spring of discontent in egypt where a google exec used facebook to rally a revolution to tunisia, jordan, algiers and of course bloody libya. in each case egypt especially the press credited twitter and facebook located a world away in northern california as the primary tool for revolutionaries. in egypt especially that seems to be correct. >> it would take you weeks if not months to identify who is connected to each other. >> the author published a book about a scenario just weeks before all hell broke loose in the middle east. called "the net delusion" it exams the role of internet in uprising. you are a visiti
launched by the u.s. and other countries. president obama again making the case for why the u.s. went in, but how does it end? >>> in japan, the disaster deepens with new problems at the nuclear plant. there are new fears about food safety and an american family has received the worst possible news about their daughter. our teams are on the ground. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. in addition to two wars on two other fronts, the united states military tonight is engaged against libya. the attacks are in the form of air strikes. 32 of them in just the last 24 hours. about half now being carried out by u.s. aircraft. and there have been 136 cruise missiles launched. only eight of them by british armed forces. the rest launched by the u.s. they have hit targets up and down the libyan coastline, mostly aimed at libyan defenses, so the coalition aircraft can begin enforcing that no-fly zone over a larger portion of the country. the united states says moammar gadhafi is not a target personally, but president obama says the u.s. acted in
-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> u.s. missiles light the mediterranean sky and operation "odyssey dawn" is now under way. a coalition of western arab states launched the first strikes on libya. >>> french warplanes lead the assault. the allies' goal to stop moammar gadhafi from butchering his own people to stay in power. >> at this hour, some of the besieged towns including in benghazi in ruins but it's still in the hands of rebels. benghazi is right now, after days of pleading for help, they're finally getting it. the international community is responding right now with decisive effects. we want to welcome our viewers to this special edition of "the situation room." i'm wolf blitzer in washington. >> and i'm jonathan mann in atlanta. we welcome you to our continuing coverage of "target libya." it's been an extraordinary 48 hours. thursday afternoon, we saw the u.n. security council authorize the establishment of a no-fly zone over libya. and in just the last few hours, we have seen the first flights to bring that to the air. now, eight years to the day after u.s. militar
at from the u.s. navy. i'm don lemon from the cnn headquarters in atlanta. >> i'm jonathan mann. a special edition of "the situation room" with wolf blitzer is next. >>> thanks very much. french jets take off. the allied gauntlet comes down. a coalition of western and arab states launching the first strikes on libya. >> yoins in firing missiles against gadhafi's forces around misrata, to stop gadhafi from butchering his own people. >>> at this hour the besieged town of benghazi is in tatters we're told but still in the control of the rebels. after days of pleading for help they're getting it right now. the international community responding with decisive force. >>> hello to our viewers in the united states and around the world. we want to welcome you to a special edition of "the situation room." i'm wolf blitzer in washington and joined by jonathan mann in atlanta. jon, this is going to be a very ferocious fight given everything we know about moammar gadhafi, his sons, those most loyal to him. they are not going to give up really quickly. >> nearly 25 years after the u.s. attacked moammar
's the latest. melissa harris-perry with the nation. thanks for joining us. >> you can have the last word online at thelastword.msnbc.com. >> thanks for having me on last hour. >>> thanks to you for staying with us for the next hour. this is the u.s. navy ship built in newport news, virginia, in 1969. the uss mount whitney is a big command and control ship which essentially means it can oversee really complex operations that the military is involved in. it was deployed to haiti, for example, in 1994 as the united states played a roll in ousting the military hunta that had taken over that country. remember when john mccain said today we are all georgians, when russia and the nation of georgia were having a war, and john mccain wanted us to start fighting russia alongside the georgians? it was the uss whitney deployed to bring humanitarian aid. it was the first ship to reach that georgia n part it went to. that's considered to be the most advanced command and control ship that the united states has ever floated. it is where the u.s. has been running the libyan war out of. between the admiral and a
. right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ missile strikes, the u.s. and britain fire more than 100 cruise missiles, as quo litigation forces act to protect the libyan rebels from muammar qaddafi. we'll have an update from libya, and, talk with a chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, admiral mike mullen, live, only on fox news sunday. then, two leading senators weigh in on the mission, lindsey graham and jack reed. japan works to contain a nuclear disaster, what does the crisis there mean for energy policy at home? we'll talk with the secretary of internally, steven chu and we'll ask our sunday panel if the president is taking the lead on the tough issues or following. all, right now on fox news sunday. >> chris: we are trashing two major stories, we have a reporter in libya where the u.s. and allies are using military force, to protect the anti-qaddafi rebels. and, in japan, where officials are making progress for bringing a nuclear plant under control. we'll have more on that, later and talk with the secretary of energy, but, first, libya, allied officials say they hit more than 20 air
civilians." 10 security councilmembers voted yes on the resolution. u.s., u.k., france, bosnia- herzegovina, columbia, garr bon, lebanon, nigeria, portugal, south africa. five members abstained -- russia, china, germany, brazil, india. the 10 votes was just one more than the nine needed for passage. and it did not include input from the 192-member united nations general assembly. but international support for the no-fly zone is now waning. the libyan government is alleging that coalition bombings have killed many civilians. doctors on the ground say over 100 civilians have died. military deaths not included. the 22-member arab league this week accused the u.s. and the coalition of ignoring the u.n. >> as far as we're concerned the arab league, we requested the security council to establish a no-fly zone in order to protect the civilians, in addition to safe areas for the civilians to sit in without attacks on them. >> brazil, russia, india and china, the bric nations, are all calling for an immediate cessation of the no-fly zone. u.s. defense secretary robert gates says it's gaddafi that is
. >> tell us a little about supplies. what is day to day life like in terms of food and water and electricity, and just getting around town? >> the situation in northeastern japan is quite desperate. although, my son, who has just come back to us from sendai, closer in to the city, told us infrastructure is starting to be restored. you walk into tokyo, and there are no neon lights, and there much fewer people walking around the town. it is a bizarre, unsettling atmosphere. >> are people in an orderly fashion, or are they panicky? >> i would say in a lot of senses, this is japanese population's finest hour. in tokyo, as i mentioned earlier, there is a great frustration and anxiety level, but there are also a lot of people saying, you know, we have to pull ourselves together. >> you can hear my complete conversation with lucy, including more on her son's ordeal, on our website, nbron meanwhile, concerns about those damaged nuclear reactors in japan spooked investor confidence, and stock markets around the world sold off. here in the u.s., the panic- selling swept through wall st
. dominican father david o arourke. >> thank you for inviting me. >> tell us about your film red terror on the amber coast. >> i ended up in 1999 being recruited to work there, rebuilding the church after the collapse of the soviet system. i was living in the dominican house right across the street from the old kgb headquarters, i'm a writer and one morning i was out walking, actually i got in early from california, i was dying for some coffee with a 10 hour time difference. i was looking for coffee walked by the building, knew sort of what it was. the sun is up very early that far north. i looked in the window, pulled the door it was unlocked. i walked inside there was a brown door over at the end of the foyer. the building itself is a big czarist, neo- classical building. >>> anyone in history scream at you? >> indeed. there was nothing there, i went down stairs, saw the door, opened it walked down the stairs and found myself in the old kgb prison which a few years earlier had people in it. for the next two hours, in absolute silence and all alone i walked from cell to cell to cell. t
good night. >> live in benghazi, we will be joining us tomorrow. thank you for watching. the uss mt. whitney say command and control ship that essentially means it can oversee complex operations that the military is involved in. the uss mt. whitney was deployed to haiti as the u.s. played a role in ousting the military junta that took over the country. remember when john mccain said today we are all georgians? that was when russia and the nation were having a war and john mccain wanted the u.s. to start fighting russia alongside the georgians? during that war it was the uss mt. whitney that was deployed to deliver aid in georgia and the first ship to reach the port that it went to. mt. whitney is considered the most advanced ship that the u.s. has floated. this is where the u.s. has been running the libyan war out of. between the ship's admiral and the u.s. attorney general, this is where the u.s. has been running the war in libya from. as of last night, the uss mt. whitney we think is not going to be the headquarters for the war anymore. that effort will now be run by nato. both th
could not? i don't think so, please keep your comments coming and reach us at fox news sunday.com. have a great week and see you next fox news sunday. . >> harris: amid concerns that america has entered a third war in the middle east, word tonight the pentagon expects to turn control of the mission in libya over to our allies in a matter of days. i'm harris falkner, we're live with a special edition of fox report. >> it's just the beginning. >> the u.s. and allies, now seeing the effects of a full scale military operation to stop libya's leader, muammar gaddafi. >> and effectively he hasn't flown any in the last few days, i would say the no-fly zone is effectively in place. >> harris: that was 24 hours ago, and tonight, fox reports live from tripoli. what our journalists on the ground are seeing now. plus, life saving supply already running low in japan's devastation zone. now traces of radiation found in even more food sources. but a month a frantic rush to contain a nuclear disaster. >> earthquake survivors pulled from the wreckage. we're live from japan where a new day begi
are overwhelmed. supplies are limited. plus, the u.s. military is moving in the region. the defense second robert gates now directioning two navy warships into the mediterranean. >>> and a dramatic new development in the race for 2012. the first major republican contender is ready to take a critical step towards announcing a run for president. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." let's begin with the latest developments in the libyan crisis. reports of gunfire and assault in the city of zawiya. that's where forces loyal to the libyan leader moammar gadhafi attempted but allegedly failed to seize control from rebels. meanwhile, a strong show of force against gadhafi just out of the united nations. the general assembly adopting a resolution to oust libya from the u.n. human rights council. we're monitoring the story from every angle on the ground as only the global resources of cnn can. first, let's go to tripoli where gadhafi shows no signs of losing his grip on power in the capital. some residents there have refrained from protesting for fear of simply being killed. cnn's senior inte
, and they are stating "save us." they are begging us and pleading for us to save them, and my answer is two words -- listen to me, i want those armed groups to listen to me real well, and i want the people in the east to hear this, as well. we are coming. >> white house spokesman jay carney said the administration has already taken and i quote, swift and dramatic actions, and it has when it comes to freezing libyan assets. as to doing what they need urgently, namely a no-fly zone, nato is reviewing options. >> firstly, there must be a -- a -- a demonstratable need. secondly, there must be a clear legal basis. and thirdly, a strong reason or support. >> we'll talk tonight about that no-fly zon with general wesley clark and fouad ajami. first tonight, bill neely, the first reporter into zawia after it fell to gadhafi's forces. >> reporter: we were the first journalists to reach the town's center, driving past dozens of burned out cars and tanks. a quarter of a million people live in zawia, or they did. this is a ghost town. shops closed. houses empty. streets filled only with debris. >> and that wa
tomorrow at the earliest. the spnk giving military families the okay to leave major u.s. bases across japan. that order covers more than 40,000 people there. in addition, the u.s. is sending potassium iodide into the country in case people want to use it. and as a precaution, homeland secretary janet napolitano says all passengers and cargo from japan will now be screened for radiation in an abundance of caution. let's get to the white house briefing now. press secretary jay carney joined by gregory jaczko of the nuclear regulatory commission in this country. let's listen. >> -- sent over to support them in their efforts has arrived on a c-17. we sent a team of 33 additional people, which were added to the six people we already had out there in japan. they had over 17,000 pounds of equipment with them. they've unpacked that. they've actually taken the two pods that do the aerial measurement of ground depositions, mounted them, one on a fixed wing aircraft, one on a helicopter. and we flew those aircraft on their first missions. we have been collecting information as they've come back when t
pitch black. there are a lot of streets with all sorts of debris. us a move closer to the north you can see where the water may have been two or three inches and became four or five or six feet. one car was literally spiked into a fence as if it was skewered. we haven't been up in this region in the daylight. >> kelly: based on what you've seen and what you just described as getting cold and weather getting very cold right now, one thing comes to mind. fear and panic. how will the people avoid that. are they getting help to avoid that? >> reporter: they are but it's tough to get around to the people. you don't know about the fear and panic because you can't get to them physically. it's important to get search and rescuers to them tomorrow. >> kelly: that is adam housley laying it out in what the people are facing. >> jamie: and it's a scramble as they try to deal with the damaged nuclear power plants, the government is declaring a state of atomic power emergency. it's asking russia to raise energy sfleismt was the scene at one of the country's major refineries, up in flames. the prime m
the next day and then you're not putting up any forces, you're criticizing the u.s. for foreign military intervention. so they want to make sure the arabs are along with them so then they can't be blamed later on. so that's -- >> finish your point there. >> so that's why we've been seeing secretary clinton really in the last week reaching out to those arab leaders saying, we need you with us. you say you're going to -- you say you support this, you say you want us to influence the no-fly zone, what are you going to do to stand with us to do this? this is really extraordinary. an arab league authorizing force against one of its members. as we've said, it's really a unique since the gulf war in 1991. >> unique in many ways, but no matter what, will there still be some elements in the arab world who will see this as still being operated, still being controlled behind the scenes at least in large part by western powers, appearing once again to be exerting some kind of military action in another arab country? >> well, we've seen -- that's why this is really unique. because nobody has
is in recess. we are going to focus on the story from libya. and your calls and reaction as u.s. and allies strike those targets. 202-737-0002, our line for democrats. 202-737-0001 for republicans. for independence, the number to call is 202-628-0205. here are some of the headlines from domestic newspapers beginning with "new york post." "take that gaddafi." "strike one." an air assault, no ground troops, but tomahawk missiles continue to strike those targets. some other headlines beginning with the chicago tribune. u.s. allies are attacking libya. most of it right along the coast. you can see along the mediterranean sea. l.a. times -- attacks on libya. you can see from the u.s. and navy destroyers. operation "odyssey dawn" was the name of the operation. from the "richmond times- dispatch", the u.s. striking libyan forces. and from the "miami herald", libya under fire. you can join the conversation online at twitter.com/cspanwj. caller: good morning. i would like to know what the heck is going on. here we are and another freakin' war. congress is on vacation. who is minding the store? i'm a
of fighting government rebels after the u.n.-approved use of force in a no-fly zone in an effort to protect civilians on the ground from moammar qaddafi's forces. qaddafi warned hell would await anyone that attacked his country. >> we'll answer them. our response will make their lives hell as well as they are making our lives well. they will never enjoy peace because this is injustice. martha: i'm martha mccallum. rick: i'm rick folbaum. >> this resolution should send a strong message to colonel qaddafi and his regime that the violence must stop, the killing must stop and the people of libya mist be protected and have the opportunity to express themselves freely. qaddafi has lost his legitimacy. there is no justification for his leadership now that he perpetrated violence against his own people. rick: this is video of an air strike against a rebel camp near benghazi. martha: david, what specifically does this resolution authorize? report it imposes a no supply zone over libya. it says all libyan flights. but if you look at the language of this resolution it's much broader. it says all neces
will explain to those lawmakers and to the american people his take on the u.s. military involve in the the north african nation, which began just over a week ago. white house correspondent mike emanuel is at the national defense university, the site of the speech tonight with a preview. mike? >> reporter: good evening. president obama will speak to a mostly military audience in the auditorium about why he authorized military force in libya. and where the mission goes from here. military intervention by the u.s. and allies appeared to have shifted momentum in favor of the rebels who fought their way to muammar gaddafi's hometown of sirte. >> clearly, the opposition is not well-organized and it's not a very robust organization. that is obvious. so any gain that they make is tenuous based on that. >> reporter: in a town hall on univision simulcast in spanish, president obama reiterated about libya. >> our involvement is there is going to be limited. both in time and in scope. >> reporter: over the weekend, mr. obama explained why he believed military action was necessary. >> i firm
's an article iii. what i'm trying to talk about is separate, the next step. and i think petitioners use third party standing is just out the window whether it's separation of powers tenth amendment, anything. >> thank you. you have four minutes. >> thank you. just a few points in rebuttal. first of all, one reason not to carve out special rule for commandeering claims is that not all commentary claims are created equal. mr. dreeben praise thee, to claim that it's been litigated in the context, the sex offender registration act that i don't know if the details are that the commandeering claim are not. but i concern imagine a commandeering case, the federal statutes. the problem is right now the lower courts are not following the standing issue from the challenges based on a careful analysis of article iii standing redress ability or prudential stand for that matter. they are resolving those with these simple and let's move on. a second reason that you should not try to carve a commandeering cases as being somehow the residuum of the tennessee electric victim is because tennessee electric says
that horrific event occurred. you'll tell us about that later in the show. >> i was at "newsweek" at the time, eliot, it's really something you never ever forget. >> i can imagine. can't wait to hear that but first we start with breaking news and hear truth telling about what's going on at the fukushima power plant. it's not coming from japan but coming from the usa. jeg bri gregory jaczko delivered the bad news. >> what we believe at this time is that there has been a hydrogen explosion in this unit due to an uncovering in the fuel in the fuel pool. we believe that secondary containment has been destroyed and there is no water in the spent fuel pool age we believe that radiation levels are extremely high which could possibly impact the ability to take corrective measures. >> no water in the spent fuel pool. that means that radioactive fuel rods are now exposed without party, the fuel rods could overheat and catch fire, a fire that would spread radioactivity over a wide area and this is the nightmare scenario we've been telling you about for days now, another crucial point from jaczko. any am
at three mile island gave us the assurance that we were getting fact that is we needed in order to make key decisions. i don't care how good a decision-maker you are. if you don't have the right facts it's not going to prevail. >> sir, when you would -- as you're watching this, what is the advice that you would want to impart to japanese officials that are now having to assess this disaster? >> probably the key thing is just to keep pushing and in effect cross examining every possible source in order to get a reliable set of facts you can use to make decisions. there are involved technical questions here that you require the need of experts and obviously they have flooded the area with all kinds of expertise and advice. but it's when it comes to making difficult decisions like i'm sure the decision to evacuate was you've got to be sure that you've got a firm grip on precisely what's going on. >> for a lot of people watching this, they are reminded that there are 104 nuclear power plants in america. does the situation in japan change your perspective at all about nuclear energy and its uses
room." >>> now, breaking news. urgent new teams to cool down an overheated reactor. now the u.s. government is stepping in to evacuate possibly thousands of americans from the country and get them away from any nuclear danger. secretary of state hillary clinton tells our wolf blitzer she's worried about the health and saved of americans in japan even as she heads home from tunis tunisia. i'm candy crowley, you're in "the situation room." nuclear experts say the new attempt to douse an overheated reactor has been somewhat effective. helicopters, fire trucks and police water cannons all have been deployed. we are told that radiation levels dipped, but they are still high, so the frarchtic work to prevent a full-scale meltdown goes on. cnn's anna coren is nil tokyo. just bring us up to date. >> well, candidate, it's entering the seventh day of this crisis, and now at the fukushima daiichi plant trying to bring this situation under control. we saw the pictures of the helicopters, trying to spray water onto the reactors. those crews had to get out because of the radiation levels incr
. everything else is the little stuff. we wish japan well and in a weird way we thank them for bringing us back to reality. we are there, good day. >> hello eeverybody. i am uma live in washington. america's news headquarters. just when japan thought it couldn't get worse fears surface of a melt down after an explosion in the nuclear power plant in the northeast. the death tollcontinue to rise with entire towns missing. david piper, what is the latest on the struggling nuclear plant that is taking place there? >> well, earlier in the day there was a large explosion and the japanese government said it destroyed the walls that are encircling the nuclear reactor but didn't break the metal consuming tower that protects the reactor from escaping. from what we are hearing at this time, workers are pouring sea water on the reactor to try to cool it down. but at the same time we are hearing reports that 190 people are suffering from radiation sickness and there are reports that there has been some release in the air at this time. the japanese government increased the raduous around the plant to protect
of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> troops loyal to gaddafi use heavy push -- forced to stop the rebel push across the west. the town recaptured by government troops. mr. gaddafi that a son of warns of chaos if his father fails. >> you will see its increase. you'll see millions of illegal immigrants. the terror will be next to your door. >> welcome to "gmt." a world of news and opinion. also in the program -- former french president jacques chirac goes on trial on charges he misused public funds while he was the mayor of paris. and pro-democracy activists in egypt target the institutions synonymous with repression under hosni mubarak. hello, and welcome. it is midday in london, 6:00 p.m. in delhi and washington they are waking up to news that forces loyal to colonel gaddafi pounded on opposition fighters to halt the advance toward tripoli. opposition forces have been driven out of the town of bin jawad. gaddafi has begun using heavy air and artillery. our world affairs expert and cameraman duncan stone went to bin jawad. here is their report. >> at dawn, it
like to watch the speech, it is streaming live on foxnews.com. that is it for us here in washington. up next is chris wallace on "fox news sunday" at 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. >> chris: i'm chris wallace. the latest on the battle of libya and nuclear crisis in japan. right now on "fox news sunday." missile strikes. the u.s. and britain fire more than 100 cruise missiles as coalition forces act to protect the libyan rebels from muammar qaddafi. we will have an update from libya and talk with the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff admiral mike mullen live only on "fox news sunday." then two leading senators weigh in on the mission. lindsey graham and jack reed. japan works to contain a nuclear disaster. what does the crisis there mean for energy policy at home? we'll get the latest from japan and talk with the secretary of energy steven chu plus we'll ask our sunday panel if the president is taking a lead on these issues or following all right now on "fox news sunday." and hello again from fox news in washington where we are tracking two major stories. we have a reporter in libya where the u.
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for us men folk to exist. show starts right now. >>> we begin today once again with the mideast in crisis and how world powers are responding. a series of developments are expected in the next hour, including the possibility nato could soon take over command operations in libya. we expect secretary of state hillary clinton to address that question at 6:15 eastern time this evening. as for right now, the u.n. security council currently wrapping up a meeting right here in new york a few blocks over focused mainly on that controversial no-fly zone over libya. we do expect to hear from the u.n. secretary general within the next hour. meantime, the director of the military joint staff is expected to talk any minute at the pentagon in d.c. well over at the white house and that town, the president today meeting behind closed doors with his national security team. u.s. officials saying gadhafi forces have been weakened somewhat, but they point out even a strained libyan army. still holds a major advantage over a rag tag group of rebels. our own richard engel in the war zone showing us what these
of the best shows on tv, after all. that's all for us for now. >>> here's my colleague anderson cooper with "ac 360." >> thank you very much, piers. it is 5:00 a.m. in libya right now. moammar gadhafi faced reporters today and spun a story of what he says is happening in libya. it was a story. he says the people love him, his son says everything is peaceful. tonight you will hear their statements and then you will hear the facts of what is happening, you will hear facts and see evidence for yourselves, you will learn the truth from our reporters on the ground and the libyan people themselves trapped in their homes in many cases, speaking out, no longer letting fear rule their lives. new video tonight, fighting taking place, about 130 miles to the east of tripoli where anti-government protesters are in control. listen to the fire. [ gunfire ] >> you can see some of the tracer fire. when aimed at human beings, it is devastating. also, 30 miles west of tripoli, this is the scene. the city contlled by anti-government protesters tonight. but gadhafi's grip on tripoli remains tight. though h
alaska, and those trillions of cubic feet of natural gas could be brought out of the ground and used to take care of our energy needs to a very large degree. as a matter of fact, the coal shale -- let's put that chart up there -- the coal chail that we have, they. -- shale that we have, they estimate it would create 1.8 trillion to eight trillion barrels of oil right here in this country and it would immediately reduce our dependency on foreign oil. and you think the saudis and others wouldn't lower their price per barrel very quickly if they thought we were producing that you're just not paying attention. if they thought we were becoming energy independent they would want to keep their market share and lower their prices as quickly as possible. and then you talk about coal itself. we have tremendous resources of coal. 584.5 billion tons our reserves in coal, the blue places you see on the map is four trillion tons of coal. now, they say that will hurt the environment. well, we got to make sure we protect the environment and we got scrubbers on the generating plants and all kinds of
. breaking news tonight. thanks for inviting us into your home, fair, balanced, and unafraid. >> shepard: continuing coverage of breaking news from libya as muammar qaddafi branches brand new attacks and the united nations takes brand new action. and here in japan the desperate effort to cool the nuclear contractor. an extension cord more than half a mile long could provide the best chance yet of prevent ago nuclear breakdown. this is breaking news now on fox news channel, i'm shepard smith. the news starts now. >> shepard: they are attacking the problem from the air and the ground. part of the effort to cool down those fuel rods and reactors. >> even as japanese responders continue to do heroic work, we know that the damage to the nuclear reactors poses a substantial risk. >> shepard: and officials say what happens in the hours ahead is absolutely critical. plus, a new move to pull americans out of the danger zone. >> i'm concerned because i really don't know the situation about the radiation. >> shepard: tonight, the escape from japan. and good friday morning from tokyo where there is
[ laughter ] >> bret: it wasn't us. if you really didn't like that, can you tweet me at breath underscore baier. make it a great weekend. fair, balanced and unafraid. >> shepard: tonight, two major stories. in libya, new denials from my maury qaddafi as we hear new reports his army is on the move and slaughtering his people. now new signs the u.s. navy is ready to take action. and the crisis in japan. experts raise the threat level now amid severe damage at the nuclear plant at fukushima. a high probability of significant public exposure even death. i'm serpd smith live in new york. the news starts now. >> helicopters, water canons, they tried fire hoses. now, it may be time to try something else. tonight, exploring the chernobyl option. is libya backing down? after the united nations okayed a no-fly zone, the regime reportedly declared a cease-fire. what's really going on on the ground. >> this is a fluid and dynamic situation. >> once more, my maury qaddafi has a choice. >> tonight, is is qaddafi playing games and is it time to use force? >> shepard: first from fox this frida
coastal town of -- a key coastal town. the libyan forces used tanks and artillery. our world affairs editors sent this report. >> at dawn this morning, it was a media elite clear that the rebels enthusiasm and fighting spirit was fading. it has carried them 150 miles westward along the coast, beating colonel gaddafi's troops back. but other supply lines are stretched and gaddafi's troops are fighting a more friendly territory. we went with the rebels to the next town, which they attacked fiercely. but the offender's head -- the defenders had better weapons. when we went there, we found the rebels had faded away during the night. from a distance collies i checkpoint which we eventually decided was probably manned by gaddafi loyalists. it was. a couple of soldiers opened fire in our direction. >> keep your head down. >> we drove back hastily down the road to the important oil town captured by the rebels on friday night. today, far fewer of them were making a stand here. the rebels are being forced all the way back to ras lanuf. it has been quite a success for colonel gaddafi's army. th
gadhafi. >> all right, jill dougherty, thanks so much, joining us from paris traveling there with the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton. we're going to talk a little bit more about this, we're also going to hear from a middle east analyst from the london school of economics joining us after a short break. >> yeah, he has a lot of good things to say. we've spoken to him before, so stay with us. we'll be like back. so uh this is my friend frank and his, uh, retirement plan. one golden crown. come on frank how long have we known each other? go to e-trade. they got killer tools man. they'll help you nail a retirement plan that's fierce. two golden crowns. you realize the odds of winning are the same as being mauled by a polar bear and a regular bear in the same day? frank! oh wow, you didn't win? i wanna show you something... it's my shocked face. [ gasps ] ♪ [ male announcer ] get a retirement plan that works at e-trade. even though i'm a great driver, and he's... not so much. well, for a driver like you, i would recommend our new snapshot discount. this little baby keeps track of yo
will tell you that the systems used by agencies are fine. the systems that trigger uses are fine and the budget is where the decisions are made anyway. the important data set that is used for oversight and -- by the government and public is not good enough to be used. there are efforts under way to correct the problem. it is a good example about how there it is a lot of excitement around usaspending.gov, but the data has been unusable since the 1970's. the systems we use to track tax expenditures are worse. no one bothers to go back and check whether the estimates issued are correct after the numbers come in to the irs. the two systems used to track our never reconciled with one another. legislative information is still a rite of passage for technologists like myself. at this point, congress is making positive improvements but it is still difficult to work with. we never have access to the source data. we want the files that are the base line ingredients used to draft legislation. we can see them in the pdf's released but it cannot get the actual files. one more step back. i want
range of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> president obama says the u.s. and nato are still considering their options for lydia, including military intervention. >> i want to send a clear message to those around colonel gaddafi. it is their choice to make how they will be held accountable. >> gaddafi's troops to retake territory after a day of sustained attacks. >> [inaudible] çquite a success for colonel gaddafi's army. >> the un says 200,000 people have fled the violence in libya. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. washington reintroduce this military trials at guantanamo bay despite anç earlier promise to close it down. the party is over for the highest-paid actor on american television. charlie sheen is sacked from his, a program. ç>> the six gulf states includg saudi arabia have called on the un security council to implement a no-fly zone over libya. the un needed to protect libyan citizens. earlier president obama said the u.s. and allies are stillç considering a military response to the situation
libya and authorization to use "all necessary measures." this is muammar gaddafi vowing to retake the rebel held city of benghazi, offering amnesty to those who surrender and no mercy to others. only hours after he warned foreign powers that any outside attack would trigger retaliation and destabilization of the region. but first, we turn to japan. where emergency workers are feverishly trying to cool down overheating fuel rods at the earthquake and tsunami-stricken nuclear plant. a u.n. nuclear official says the situation is "very serious." but appears to be stable. for now. the u.s. authorized the first evacuations of americans out of japan and president obama says he has asked for a comprehensive review of u.s. nuclear plant safety. correspondent greg palkot is in japan with the latest. >> reporter: there were desperate measures thursday in the fukushima nuclear plant in northeastern japan. helicopters doused water on overheating reactors to avoid a catastrophic core meltdown. the facility was sprayed down with more water from fire trucks. while authorities say there is some st
the pacific, including hawaii and the west coast. we have extended coverage, now, from japan and the u.s. >>> good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us on this very busy news day. a major disaster is unfolding in japan, after a megaearthquake hit overnight. >> now, the quake has triggered a tsunami in the northern part of the country. a 13-foot wall of water, washing away cars, busses, buildings, homes. incredible footage. >> tsunami warnings are posted for most of the pacific, including hawaii, where the coast guard is standing by. a powerful quake was centered around the area of sendai. but it rocked buildings in tokyo, hundreds of miles away. akiko fujita joins us from tokyo this morning. akiko, what is the latest? >> reporter: we are getting new numbers. we now know there are 18 people confirmed dead. that's from our partner out here, nhk. 18 people confirmed dead. and 60 people injured in tokyo alone. keep in mind that tokyo is hours away from the epicenter. 60 people injured in tokyo. we're not getting numbers out of northern japan where the epicenter was. but the numbers ex
at capitol hill. it is monday, march 21st. with us on set, msnbc and "time" magazine senior political analyst, mark halperin. good to have you. we have adjunct senior fellow for middle east studies at the council on foreign relgsz, dan seymour, good to have you back on the show. and i think the "new york times" headlines is the big question, target clear, inten is the not. >> it says it all, really. >> what is the intent, are we at war, dan? >> we're basically at war. >> basically. that seems to be in dispute. >> in a civil war. >> for the last three weeks we said gadhafi had to go. we hadn't formally taken sides. this weekend, we've taken sides. gadhafi has to go. >> that's not the objective. >> there may be ambiguity. the world will view this as a failed intervention if this ends and goadhafi is still in power. >> he's also committed acts of terror against the united states, pan am flight 103 and will use his oil money to exact revenge on us. for all of those who are so seger to engage in a no-fly zone, like they were playing a video game, then the natural consequences that would come from
. certainly confusing to us over here when we hear it's safe, it's tremendously dangerous, it's safe, it's tremendously dangerous. what's the general feeling on the ground in japan? first of all there remains some degree of disorientation because of the continuing shakes and aftershocks. is there some sense this is getting better or it's still very precarious? >> reporter: very precarious. you know, you are dealing with multiple events here. of course the earthquake, the tsunami, devastation, relief effort, rescue effort, now the nuclear crisis as well. many foreigners just had enough and they've headed for the exit. they've gone to the airports. we've seen long queues there. they don't trust the information they're getting. they don't know whether they're being lied to, they just don't know. that's the question, you just don't know. all day i've tracked this well into the night. sometimes in one hour you can get two or three different briefings from different agencies. sometimes they conflict. sometimes contradict. it's overwhelming, in many respects. but the prime minister's joining --
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